2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot
Vineyard Notes: 2011 was just the fourth year Terra Valentine sourced fruit from this specific vineyard site. Located at the extreme western edge of Sonoma County up on Kings Ridge that looks right onto Marcassin, Hirsch, and Red Car, this site has excellent potential with an already impressive pedigree. Our 2011Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is comprised of two distinct clones, 777 and 828. Clone 777 offers intense colors and aromas with balance and round tannins. Clone 828 creates robust complex wines with good acidity.
Tasting Notes: Black cherry, sandlewood, violets and kola nut aromas leap out of the glass backed by earthy spices. Rich, ripe and forward on the palate with elegant structure and a round sweetness from the french oak.
Barrel Regime: 16 months in French oak - 40% new
Bottled on Feb. 30th, 2012